Each year Women In Film and Media presents its Opal Awards to women who have contributed to the development of Pittsburgh’s motion picture industry and the community through their work and service, or have succeeded in bringing film productions to Pittsburgh. Past honorees include Shirley Jones, Actress; Kim Moses, Producer; Suzanne DeLaurentis, Producer/Director; and Nancy Mosser, Casting Agent.
WIFM honors women in Television with the Patti Burns Award for Excellence in Television. Past honorees include Marilyn Brooks of WTAE TV and Mararet Loesch, CEO of Hub TV.
WIFM Scholarships are presented during the Opal Awards to female students in the Pittsburgh area who are enrolled in a film curriculum.